Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Brazen Lies"

Here's Anne Bayefsky on Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose not to let President Obama’s bold allegation that Israelis were not interested in peace go unanswered in his speech Monday at the UN. 'Brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country' is how Netanyahu described the remarks of previous speakers, when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly...Unfortunately, plain talk at the U.N. is as unwelcome as it is unusual.  Even more unfortunate is a president of the United States who sounds warmer when talking about Iran than about Israel."

Better Off Now Than 6 Years Ago

If we complain about Ebola or enterovirus or illegal aliens or Islamic terrorists, does that mean we're automatically racist and evil?
(Cartoon by Gary Varvel)

Monday, September 29, 2014

I Wish I Lived in Iowa

So I could vote for Joni Ernst for Senate! As George Will writes, her campaign "makes quick work of the ‘war on women’." I'm sick to death of this whole smear and hope we get a lot of strong Republicans winners -- men and women -- in November.

We need to counter the Democratic/Obama machine and take care of the real issues, such as the fact that 1 in 4 Americans 25-54 is not working; and the fact that Islamic terrorism is being sanitized by the Administration and by the media.

Then to have your President go on 60 Minutes and have the nerve to still blame Bush for the economy; blame National Intelligence for the strength of  "junior varsity" ISIS; and say we're better off now than we were before he took office -- it makes you want to wear earplugs and blinders so you can't hear any more of his lies.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Muslification of America

I'll say this for the Muslims -- they have a very good propaganda and spin machine.  With our media's complicity, they not only have Americans afraid to blame them for the atrocities they commit, but they also turn themselves into the poor, oppressed victims afterwards. Read Jihad Watch for more.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Watcher's Council

There's a lot of news this week in Weaseldom. 

First, the Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners.

And second, here is the Weasel of the Week: John Boehner!

Maniacs in America

Today we heard that a Muslim convert beheaded a woman in Oklahoma -- but according to MSNBC, "No evidence Oklahoma beheading linked to terrorism, police say." Even if it's proven to be terrorism, would police say? Or is everyone still being too politically correct to actually call Muslims Muslims, and call terrorism terrorism? This is "workplace violence" the way Fort Hood was.  Oh well, I'm sure the excuse-making and downplaying has already begun to explain why disgruntled employees behead co-workers or why workers set fires, or why people make bombs that kill and maim.  Just shrug it off!

Daniel Greenfield says this, and I agree: It's time to kick ISIS members out of America.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lots 'o Links

There's lots to read over at Maggie's Farm, at Betsy's Page, and at Larwyn's Linx, so go take a look.

Plus, Greg Crosby is a bit peeved with the English language right now and would like to share his annoyance with expressions such as this one: "I'm really sick and tired of hearing 'Boots on the ground' used as a euphemism for ground troops. I especially don't like it coming from high-ranking government officials. Using it once or twice, okay, but now it's being used exclusively. Just say 'ground forces' or 'ground troops.'"

Good News From The Obama White House!

Aaron Goldstein reports:  "From the Department of It's About Goddamn Time, Eric Holder is expected to announce his resignation as Attorney General later today. It's hard to say what was more egregious? His conduct during Fast & Furious? Calling Americans 'a nation of cowards' where it concerned race relations? His probe on FNC's James Rosen? Quashing the conviction of the Black Panthers intimidating voters in Philadelphia? Challenging the Arizona immigration law in court despite having only 'glanced' at it? His demagoguery on voter ID? Wanting to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in NYC? That any criticism of him and President Obama is racially motivated? Take your pick." Good riddance to this divisive man.

Here's a good question, but we may never know the answer: "He has made the Department of Obstructing Justice notorious. Federal judges are stepping in to end his stone walling of Congressional and other investigations on several fronts, and now he’s on the run. Why now? What is about to blow up?"

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy National Punctuation Day, Period!

Mental_Floss has a chart that shows Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day.  I doubt most people will use the exclamation comma when they still don't even know how to use a regular comma, but it's fun to see this nevertheless.

Also, this day gives me another excuse to link to the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks!

Fredo Obama

This Lee Smith column, The Godfather's Guide To The Middle East, is terrific, especially if you've seen the movie a million times and get all the references.  Reader Jeffrey Shapiro's comment made it even better when he said, "The problem is, Obama is not Michael - he's Fredo."  Is he ever!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Haveil Havalim Time

The last Haveil Havalim of 5774 is up at Shiloh Musings. Happy New Year!

The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is...Climate Change

How can you take a president seriously who, after not having any strategy at all to fight ISIS, bombed Syria last night and then today told the U.N. with a straight face that "there is one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate"?  That remark has cancelled out the impact of the bombing, and I'm sure ISIS and Al Qaeda found it amusing.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Truth Hurts

Alicia Colon is courageous to speak the politically incorrect truth in her column titled "Starving children? Blame the parents."  She ends by saying
"When this column is posted on Twitter, it will garner hateful comments calling me an insensitive, unfeeling and a typical cold-hearted conservative. But at least my eyes are open." 

I guess it's better to blame Bush or the Republicans rather than dare to blame the families themselves or to ask why kids in America are starving despite all the government programs that send them checks and feed them.

The Enemy Within

When haters like Robert Ransdell feel comfortable enough to run for office in our country with an outrageous slogan like "With Jews We Lose", antisemitism has become all too acceptable. "The ADL press release said that Ransdell has long been involved in anti-Jewish activities, including offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who could persuade Holocaust survivor and author Elie Weisel to show the number tattooed on his arm and prove that he had indeed been interned at Auschwitz during World War II."

But it's not only Jew-hating politicians that's the problem -- it's also the lowlives who will actually vote for them.  Let's hope both are soundly defeated and ostracized in November.

(I think whoever made Ransdell's signs made a mistake. What they meant to say was "Without Jews We Are Losers.")

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Power Broker

Here's a good column about Robert Moses, portrayed by Robert Caro in his compelling biography "The Power Broker." This is the 40th anniversary of the publication of that work, which I've read 3-4 times so far.

Robert Moses was unpleasant and arrogant, but he definitely got things done.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Roosevelts

Hank Steuver writes, "‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all 14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go.  Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over."

I'll be watching the final two hours from 10-12 tonight and am already sorry to see them go. Every Ken Burns documentary is always the best thing on television, and everything afterwards is anticlimactic. This has been a great tribute to the courage, character, and humanity of TR, FDR and Eleanor. Since I've been awed by FDR for over 40 years, it will be hard to see the news of his death tonight.

Climate Change Exaggerators

It just amazes me to see stories like this one by Naomi Klein:  "Climate change is a global emergency. Stop waiting for politicians to sound the alarm. The truth about our planet is horrifying, but the true leaders aren’t the ones at the UN – they’re in the streets. This is why the People’s Climate March matters At exactly 1pm on Sunday, the streets of New York City are going to fill with the sound of clanging pots, marching bands, church bells and whatever other kinds of noisemakers that participants of the People’s Climate March decide to bring along. It’s being called the 'climate alarm', and the general idea is that a whole lot of people are going to make the very loud point that climate change is a true emergency for humanity, the kind of threat that should cause us to stop what we are doing and get out of harm’s way."

Do people actually think this way and put the climate change hoax at the top of their list of worries? The real "true emergency for humanity" includes things like terrorism, the spread of diseases, the lack of jobs, and dependence on government, but I never see people marching in the streets about these things.

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners, led off by Independent Sentinel’s Anti-Americanism, Marxism, Porn, Pedophilia Now Available in the Classroom.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Good Friday Links

I look forward to Fridays for many reasons, including the fact that Daniel Greenfield publishes his Friday Afternoon Roundup. Today's edition is titled Islam Begs to Differ.

The September 14 edition of Haveil Havalim is up at Esser Agaroth and is titled "When you come into the Land..."

Beautiful Music


The beautiful second movement of Dvorak's American Quartet starts at about 7:02 in this video, which is as nice to look at as it is to listen to.

From The Department of Unnecessary Remakes

Please, spare me. Roma Downey is making a remake of Ben-Hur!  They should just re-release the peerless Charlton Heston film and stop this nonsense at once.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weasel of the Week

"For racism, outsize nastiness, hypocrisy and sheer grasping corruption, Maxine Waters richly deserves her Golden Weasel."

Lots 'o Links

Here's the latest from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  Oh, and get this: "The November surprise: A Democrat-controlled Senate." How can voters still be this stupid

Remember MH370, the missing Malaysian Airlines jet? They haven't even found the plane, yet already there's a book out claiming to know what happened! The authors should be ashamed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Gas Chambers at Sobibor

"Yad Vashem announced today the gas chambers at the Sobibor death camp were uncovered after an eight-year extensive archaeological expedition. An estimated 250,000 Jews were murdered between April 1942 and October 1943 at the extermination camp in eastern Poland.
The discovery 71 years after the horror of Sobibor is "a very important finding in Holocaust research," said Yad Vashem scholar Dr. David Silberklang, in a story in the Times of Israel.
'It is important to understand that there were no survivors from among the Jews who worked in the area of the gas chambers. Therefore, these findings are all that is left of those murdered there, and they open a window onto the day-to-day suffering of these people,' he said."
It's a horror that never ends.

Inviting Terror

Read, post, and share Caroline Glick's latest column: "The United States has a problem with Islamic State. Its problem is that it refuses to acknowledge why Islamic State is a problem...Even if the US were to secure its southern border, it would still be unable to prevent these jihadists from returning to attack. The policy of the US government is to deny the existence of a jihadist threat by, among other thing, denying the existence of the ideology of Islamic jihad. When President Barack Obama insisted last Wednesday that Islamic State is not Islamic, he told all the Westerners who are now proud mujihadin that they shouldn't worry about coming home. They won't be screened. As far as the US is concerned their Islamic jihad ideology doesn't exist." He might as well send invitations to Al Qaeda, ISIS, and all the other terrorists saying "Come on in"!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our Sick, Self-Absorbed Society

From CNN: "Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest." Remember, this is a so-called professional, a so-called adult. As long as your picture's on Facebook, I guess nothing else matters.

Just Following Orders

From The Jewish Press: "Germany has charged a 93-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz death camp with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. The former guard and his lawyer said he 'only' witnessed murders and in any case was only a 'cog' in the Nazi death machine."  Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

And unfortunately so does this offhand comment by one of the readers: "WW2 is over and now we all should put that terrible situation in the back of our minds. Certainly there must have been a few Germans that did not follow orders to kill every Jew in site. Perhaps this soldier was one of those that merely followed orders and nothing more." Yes, that must be it.

Argus Hamilton Quips

Read Argus Hamilton's latest column, which includes his take on such news items as this: "President Obama went on prime time television on Wednesday to announce the United States will lead an international coalition of nations to fight the terror groups in Iraq. The ratings were low. Most people switched off after a minute thinking they were watching a rerun."
(Cartoon by Bob Gorrell.)



Monday, September 15, 2014

Yet Another Scandal?

Sharyl Attkisson is no slouch, so I sat up and took notice when I heard about this:

As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to 'separate' damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

No surprise, but the mainstream media isn't reporting this, and if it's true, it's yet another Obama Administration scandal. Too bad for Nixon that the press wasn't this unconcerned after Watergate.

VERY Strange Bedfellows

I thought I was hearing things, but I wasn't. Iran said no to Obama's appeal for help against ISIS

"We should be grateful for Iran’s intransigence, but very alarmed at Obama’s attempt at an alliance with Iran, the largest state sponsor of terror, the backer of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, the threat to Israel and Sunni neighbors and the regime determined to get nuclear weapons."

In addition to this, Obama must have a very short memory and obviously doesn't recall the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Our Fight, Too


Let's hope David Cameron has more credibility, as he avenges the beheading of David Haines. If savagery is the only thing these barbarians understand, let's see if we can capture and behead them. I don't want to hear about ISIS members tried in American courts. And Americans who have joined ISIS should be treated as the enemy -- no excuses.

Here's Daniel Greenfield's Friday Afternoon Roundup - Our Hero. You can guess who that hero is.

Too bad we can't buy war bonds again, so at least we can feel we're helping the war on terror in some small way, even though Obama doesn't even feel it IS a war.

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here is the list of the latest Watcher's Council winners.  The first place winner is Obama’s Untruth, Inc. submitted by Joshuapundit, and written by Victor Davis Hanson, who says "Let us count the ways: bald lies, lies of omission, mythography, amnesia, redaction ..."  

Leaders vs. Politicians

What a great column by Caroline Glick, who compares Ted Cruz's strong defense of Israel with Obama's wishy-washy PC style.

After being heckled by Christians, “After just a few minutes, I had no choice,” Cruz said. “I told them that if you will not stand with Israel, if you will not stand with the Jews, then I will not stand with you. And then I walked off the stage.”

Meanwhile, "The truth revealed on Wednesday night is that Obama cannot lead a successful war against the forces of Islamic jihad that threaten humanity. He cannot do so because he rejects the moral clarity required to confront the danger.  He cannot successfully lead the war because, as we saw once again on Wednesday night, he is not a leader. He is a politician."
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By the way, Howie Carr writes about the disappearance of the anti-war crowd. I guess it's only when the president is a Republican that they demonstrate and protest.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Last 9/11 Dog

What a touching story: Last living 9/11 Ground Zero search dog returns to World Trade Center site.

Weasel of the Week

This week's winner of the Golden Weasel Award is none other that Barack Obama! Finally -- an award for Obama that I can agree with!

I hope the Watcher's Council has a Weasel of the Year nomination, because Obama would win that as well.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11: Never Forgive, Never Forget


Last night, I saw the very moving documentary 9/10: The Final Hours on the National Geographic Channel, and I really didn't want to face another September 11. I really don't know how the survivors and the friends & family of the murdered have gotten through these traumatic years. 

Here are Gerard Vanderleun's notes from 9/11/01, which are always very touching to re-read.

Here you can see 30 Pictures of 9/11 That Show You Why You Should Never Forget. How anyone can forget is inconceivable to me.

And remembering Edward F. Beyea and Abraham Zelmanowitz, whose names are inscribed side by side at panel N-65 on the Memorial Wall.

Lots 'o Links

You can count on Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx to present some of the best information around.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our September 10 Life

Here's a list of the L.A. Times headlines for September 10, 2001, which was the last day of our carefree lives.

The New York Times has "A Snapshot of the World, Hours Before It Changed Forever." The above newspaper is what readers saw the morning of September 11, 2001.

Ridiculous News Tidbits

I thought this had to be some kind of ridiculous satire, because I find it incredible that people somehow have the time to find offense where there's nothing at all offensive.

Remember the hubbub over "manhole" covers, for instance, or the fury over "hot cross buns".

Now it turns out that some ultra-liberal college actually considers nude bras and Band-Aids to be racist. Read for yourself, and you'll wonder what happened to people's brains.

In other news, it's now OK for welfare recipients to use our tax dollars to buy marijuana. If you want to buy pot (or have abortions or sex changes), you go get a job and use your own money to do so, not my hard-earned money! I resent supporting you and your family.

Tonight's Performance

I won't be watching or listening Obama's speech tonight, but I may follow along with some liveblogs at The Corner or Hot Air or at VodkaPundit.  How can you trust a man who believed that the Fort Hood terrorist killings constituted "workplace violence"; who thinks terrorism is actually a "man-caused disaster"; who has apologized to Muslims and lied that a video led to the murders of our four men in Benghazi; who talked about red lines and deadlines in Syria and then did nothing; and who apologized for America's former strength and power? How can you trust a man who, after six years of appeasement, and with 2 months to go before the elections; and 2 weeks after not having any strategy against ISIS, would suddenly agree to fight against ISIS?

In a related note, here's the PC version of FDR's speech that Jeffrey Lord imagines Obama would have made after Pearl Harbor.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Argus Hamilton Quips, and More

In his latest column, Argus Hamilton writes, "President Obama's job approval rating dropped to thirty-eight percent in the Gallup Poll Thursday. They say it reflects concern over his inept handling of foreign crises. It didn't help when President Obama was asked in England about ISIS and he said his favorite flavor is lemon."

In 2008, North Carolina was criticized as being bitter, gun-toting, and Bible-thumping. After reading this disgraceful story, you wonder if "anti-semitic" should be added to the list: Jewish Student at UNC Charlotte Told to ‘Burn in an Oven’.

In her column titled "The harder Obama tries to prove his predecessor wrong, the deeper his failure", Tammy Bruce says "Mr. Obama's fixation on not being Bush is the only thing the Obama team knows or understands. It is also keeping them from being able (or willing) to admit the truth about a world spiraling out of control. No matter who is standing behind a podium these days, you get the distinct feeling that no one in our federal government knows what's happening, and all their energy is spent trying to keep their stunning ignorance a secret.
The results of Mr. Obama's anti-Bush doctrine have not only confirmed the rightness of his predecessor, but confirm the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of his own worldview. There is now a threat against civilization itself unfolding in the Middle East. It's time for our government and perhaps even the military to make clear to Mr. Obama that his way of doing things must change."

I couldn't agree more!

Steamed Rice

Excuse me, but the Ray Rice story should not be the #1 national news story. If you want high ratings, then stick with sensational stories like this, but I'd rather see stories about our economy, the war against terrorism, and the constant Washington scandals that are being disregarded. If you get beaten up by your fiance in an elevator and then marry him afterwards anyway, and then you complain about the resulting media coverage, then you shouldn't expect any sympathy or publicity. It sounds like they deserve one another.

Obama's Low is Too High

An ABC News/Washington Post poll says that "In general assessments, moreover, Americans by a 17-point margin say Obama has done more to divide than to unite the country, a rating worse than George W. Bush’s early in his poorly rated second term – and one that’s deteriorated among Obama’s supporters as well as among his critics. Just 43 percent call Obama a strong leader, down 11 points in the past year to the fewest of his presidency. And his overall job approval rating, at 42 percent, is a point from its all-time low this spring.

I agree that he's divided the country and weakened it both morally and economically, but how on earth, after these miserable six years, do 43% of Americans still actually think he's a strong leader?!

Monday, September 08, 2014

September 11 on TV

Here's a list of the TV programs that are on this week in memory of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  Every year I watch as many of the documentaries as I can -- it's important to do so. The History Channel will repeat two of its most powerful documentaries, 102 Minutes That Changed America, and The Man Who Predicted 9/11. Make sure you watch, too.

What a Tangled Web He Weaves

Peter Wehner has a good column on Obama's "JV" remark in general, and on his propensity to lie in particular.  He says things his spokesmen try to clarify afterwards but which only makes things worse. If our media was doing its job, the White House wouldn't be so brazen about lying.

On Wednesday, Obama is going to address the nation about the anti-ISIS strategy he didn't have last week, and about the ISIS threat that didn't exist when he was golfing in Martha's Vineyard.  Let's just be thankful he didn't time this speech for September 11.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Haveil Havalim Time

Haveil Havalim, post-Ki Teitzei steamroller edition, is up at Adventures in AliyahLand.

Facts About ISIS

The Washington Institute has published an infographic listing Ten Things You Need To Know About ISIS.  I know one thing: we have to destroy them, and fast.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A New Angle on the Titanic

Here's a book I definitely want to read: New Book Details the Jews of the Titanic. "A soon-to-be published book sheds light on the hundreds of Jewish passengers who were on board the famous ship, fleeing anti-Semitism by heading to America."

Friday, September 05, 2014

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners. Nice Deb won with her post West Point Report: Obama Watched And Did Nothing As ISIS Threat Grew – Why?

Good Friday Links

It's time for Daniel Greenfield Friday Afternoon Roundup - Learning to Love Big Jihad.

Shiloh Musings was the host of the August 30 edition of Haveil Havalim, Not Shoftim, Judges.

I liked Bill Kristol's editorial titled 'The Blood-Dimmed Tide', about Obama's failed foreign policy.

Gee, what a surprise: Labor Participation Rate Drops To Lowest Since 1978; People Not In Labor Force Rise To Record 92.3 Million. Yep, our economy is sure booming.

From Bookworm Room: George Bush — a president with heart, especially for the American military.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Weasel of The Week

The first recipient of the Golden Weasel Award is The British Government, represented by The Rotherham City Council! Remember, Watcher of Weasels is keeping an eye on the weasels of the world, and that includes disgraceful, politically correct ones like these!

Music of WWI

This Canadian World War I website has photos, articles, even recipes from the war years. There's also a section devoted to popular music from WWI. Click on a year, and then click on the title of the song in the list on the right-hand side. I'm listening to "Pack Up Your Troubles", from 1916.

Lots 'o Links

You can count on these great bloggers to keep you up to date during our turbulent times: Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  As a bonus, here's Ben Stein's latest column.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Tribute in Light

Here's the story behind the powerful Tribute in Light, the annual memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

In Praise of The Bialy

Oh, what a delicious article this is about bialys! I haven't had one in years but can still taste it, especially that bottom half with the onions.

Great Responses in History

Read Noah Rothman and see what Obama's contribution was to these great speeches, delivered after attacks by the enemy:

"When American presidents respond to attacks and rally a shocked and dispirited public to their own defense, their inspired words echo throughout history.
'Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us,' Franklin Roosevelt declared in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 'No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.'
'Let me state as plainly as I can,' Ronald Reagan said in an address to the nation after the Soviet Union attacked and destroyed a Korean civilian airliner, 'there was absolutely no justification, either legal or moral, for what the Soviets did.'
Reagan, who approached the Cold War with the novel notion that America should endeavor 'win' it, minced no words. 'This crime against humanity must never be forgotten,' he insisted.
'It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated,' George W. Bush said of the War on Terror before a joint session of Congress 9 days after the September 11th attacks. 'The only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it and destroy it where it grows.'
It is difficult to envision the circumstances that would have led Roosevelt to suggest that the Empire of Japan, or Reagan the Soviets, or Bush al-Qaeda, must be shrunken and made manageable. They were the enemy, and the objective was their unqualified defeat."

The difference is that FDR, Reagan, and Bush cared about their country. Obama cares about himself.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Deranged

Why should we be at all surprised by the beheading of Steven Sotloff, after the beheading of James Foley, after the beheading of Daniel Pearl, after the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, even after September 11 and July 7? How can people still be so politically correct that they can't bring themselves to admit that these are Islamic -- yes, MUSLIM -- barbarians? How many more victims will have to be slaughtered before there's genuine national outrage?

And should we really be surprised that has-been actor Eric Roberts  actually blamed the execution of James Foley not on ISIS but on
George W. Bush?

It's hard to believe that this is the same country that once recognized evil and managed to defeat both the Japanese and the Nazis.

The Naked Truth

Sorry, but I  have no sympathy for the stars whose naked photos were revealed by online hackers. While I'm sure they don't mind the publicity, they could have avoided all this by simply not posting nude pictures! Or is that too much common sense?

Monday, September 01, 2014

Appeasement

This column about Jihad in Europe and the response by foreign leaders is by Guy Millière, courtesy of Doug Ross @ Journal:

"They cannot ignore the growing weight of Muslim votes in many parts of Europe.

They can break up some networks, thwart some attacks, symbolically strip some jihadists of their citizenship.

They know they are largely hostage to a situation they no longer control.

Their attitude is dictated by the fear of being confronted with more serious problems than murders: some European counter-terrorism services say that a Mumbai-style armed attack in Europe is possible, even probable."

Doug Ross comments, "The attitude of governments can be defined by a word often used to describe the attitude of Daladier and Chamberlain in 1938: appeasement. And appeasement will work just as well as it did prior to 1 September 1939, which is to say not at all.

Europe will be faced with a stark choice that it is likely to confront only after the growing piles of dead bodies outweigh political correctness on the scale of public opinion."

Please Just Go Away

What a terrific column by Quin Hillyer, who encourages Obama to abdicate and spare us more misery. Here's an excerpt:

"Just resign already. Go. Be gone. Vamoose. Get out of our lives. More important: Stop endangering all of us with your self-indulgent vacations and self-absorbed dithering, along with unconstitutional domestic power plays while the whole world burns.

Barack Obama already is derelict in his duties as commander in chief. He ought to abdicate and just step off his self-made throne.

Food-stamp use is way up; the percentage of the work force currently employed remains at or near record lows. Energy costs, especially for gasoline, have skyrocketed since his first inauguration. Disaster relief has been bungled (or worse). And, of course, religious freedoms are constantly under assault, while political enemies are harassed and discriminated against by a corrupt IRS.

Scandals abound: Fast and Furious; the New Black Panthers, Benghazi; the NSA’s domestic spying; the IRS; mistreated inspectors general; race-based “justice.” Cover-ups aplenty; contempt of court; judicial smackdowns galore: The list goes on.

But all Obama can do, when he is not greatly exacerbating whatever problem he chooses to create, is retreat further into his princeling world, hobnobbing with the rich and famous, shifting blame to everyone else, and acting as if somehow he wafts above the ordinary world of politics that in truth he has done so much to pollute.

Rather than leading from behind — an absurdity — he should leave behind the office that seems alternately to annoy and bore him. Let Joe Biden take responsibility; at least Biden engages rather than withdraws when the going gets tough.

Somebody needs to say it to his face: Barack Obama is the worst president, by far, since at least the Civil War. For the love of God, man, go away."